Monday, June 2, 2008

fantastic recipe: easy homemade hummus

Hummus is a dip that is most often enjoyed with pita bread. It's also fantastic with veggies, crackers, or a toasted English muffin. It's a good way to get some extra fiber in and although I don't have a calorie breakdown for you, I do know it's a pretty healhty snack (depending on what you enjoy it with, of course).

I got this recipe off the back of a bottle of McCormick ground cumin.


1 15 oz can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Drain the can of chickpeas but reserve the liquid. Put all ingredients except the reserved liquid in a food processor or blender. Blend until it has a smooth consistancy, adding small amounts of liquid at a time. Serve with pita bread or pita chips!

Make sure you put any remaining hummus in the fridge. It will probably taste even better the next day as the flavors have more time to meld.

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